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Funding Bulletins - April 9, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 14)


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    14-1 Long-Term Observations in the Arctic: Environmental Observatories Remote/Autonomous Instruments Sample Repositories (NSF)

    The goal of the Long-term Observations in the Arctic program is to increase the availability of long-term environmental data in the Arctic. Sites are needed due to the scarcity of observations in the Arctic (compared to most places on Earth), the lack of ready access to many parts of the Arctic, or the necessity to collect new samples because no Arctic sample curatorial facility exists except for ice cores. Proposals should include a scientific justification for long-term measurements and the infrastructure requirements to establish and implement measurements at an Environmental Observatory for up to five years, the rationale for building and installing remote autonomous instrumentation, or the establishment of sample (other than ice) repositories that provide long-term community-wide access. (NSF 99-101)
    Deadline:  6/25/99

    14-2 Grants to the Community (Pioneer)

    Pioneer Hi-Bred International provides funding for community-based initiatives. It is interested in supporting projects that demonstrate: Cooperation with other community-based programs; Broad-based funding; Community need; and Positive results. Projects that receive priority consideration are within the Company focus areas of: education; farm safety & rural health; local community initiatives; located in Pioneer Hi-Bred facility communities or rural agricultural regions; and involve organizations with active Pioneer Hi-Bred management/employee participation and Company-related expertise and interest.
    Deadline:  6/30/99, 9/30/99

    14-3 Long Range Scientific and Technology Research Projects (DOD)

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for long-range science and technology research projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of naval operations. This is an announcement to declare ONR's broad role in competitive funding of meritorious research across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines. Proposals may be submitted any time during this period. Awards may take the form of contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, or other translations. Potential offerors are encouraged to contact the ONR Program Officer whose program best matches the offeror's field of interest as listed in the Science and Technology section of the ONR Home Page accessible through World Wide Web at http://www.onr.navy.mil. BAA 98-019 (CBD 07/31/98)
    Deadline:  7/31/99

    14-4 Research and Development Projects in Drug Enforcement

    Directorate of Contracting, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is soliciting white papers for innovative research and development projects in drug enforcement. The intent of this BAA is to identify technologies to provide near, mid, and long terms solutions to enhance the capabilities of Federal, State and local Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA). The goal of this research and development (R& D) program is to develop and employ innovative technological approaches to provide counter-drug enforcement agencies with increased capabilities under existing operational constraints to include equipment situations where required. This BAA is focused on four major areas. They are 1) tactical technologies, 2) non-intrusive inspection, 3) wide area surveillance, and 4) demand reduction. BAA 98-01 (CBD 07/29/98)
    Deadline:  7/31/99

    14-5 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Areas (NIH)

    The purpose of this notice is to highlight the special emphasis areas that the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) will consider in Fiscal Years 1999 and 2000 when making discretionary funding decisions. The NICHD has primary responsibility for supporting basic, clinical and applied research and research training in maternal and child health and human development; reproductive biology and fertility regulation; population dynamics; developmental biology and teratology; clinical nutrition; perinatal and infant morbidity and mortality; human learning and behavior; mental retardation and developmental disabilities; pediatric, adolescent and maternal AIDS; and medical rehabilitation. Complementing the scientific criteria, the NICHD will give special consideration to applications in the SEAs that are submitted by ``new investigators'' to field. (NIHG 05/14/98)
    Deadline:  6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00

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    14-6 Food Safety Research (USDA)

    The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) announces the availability of grant funds and requests proposals for the Special Research Grants Program, Food Safety Research for FY 1999. This program will focus on conducting qualitative and quantitative risk assessments of ready-to-eat foods; the scientific basis for critical control points, critical limits, and process capability in assuring food safety; and ensuring the safety of imported and domestic fruits and vegetables. (FR 04/05/99)
    Deadline:  6/4/99

    14-7 Pork Producers Supplemental Research (NPPC)

    The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has issued a solicitation for Supplemental Research Proposals. Areas of research are: Environment and Public Health which should provide data needed to complete a biological risk analysis on bacterial, viral or parasitic zoonotic pathogens that originate in manure; Pre-harvest Pork Safety to evaluate and develop product and management alternatives to the use of antimicrobials for promoting growth and increasing feed efficiency in port production; and Post-harvest Pork Safety to address Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes.
    Deadline:  5/3/99

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    14-8 Contextual Learning Demonstration (DOL)

    The Labor Department is inviting applications for a demonstration program to test the viability of innovative training strategies in reducing the time required for individuals with low basic skills to develop skills needed to qualify for jobs with long-term growth potential. The demonstration program aims to promote use of contextual learning strategies to develop basic literacy skills in conjunction with development of vocational skills and strategies to develop such skills with limited-English-speaking populations. Funded activities include developing and refining training curricula and providing support services and post-placement services. (FR 04/01/99)
    Deadline:  5/10/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    14-9 Exploratory Research (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications for investigator-initiated research in the areas of environmental physical sciences and engineering. The current solicitation addresses all areas of environmental chemistry, physics and engineering. Examples of possible areas of research include: identification of innovative and efficient approaches for removal of mercury from coal and waste combustion gases; and removal or detoxification of substances such as mercury, arsenic and PCBs from soils, sediments and groundwater.
    Deadline:  6/23/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    14-10 Planning Grants for In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers (NIH)

    The National Cancer Institute invites applications for P20 planning grants that lead to the establishment of In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers. This initiative is designed to capitalize on the extraordinary opportunity for studying cancer non-invasively, and in many cases, quantitatively due to recent advances in molecular imaging modalities, molecular and cellular biology. The centers will facilitate the interaction of scientists from a variety of fields such as imaging sciences, chemistry, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, computer science, biomedical engineering, immunology and neuroscience, and provide resources to conduct multidisciplinary research. RFA CA-99-002 (NIHG 03/30/99)
    Deadline:  Letter of Intent 6/17/99, Applications 7/23/99

    14-11 Development of a Pilot Study of Whole Body Anthropometry (NIOSH)

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a requirement for the development of a Pilot Study of Whole Body Anthropometry for the Design and Sizing of Fall-Protection Harnesses. NIOSH is currently involved in an effort to establish a database containing anthropometric measures that are representative of populations working in the construction and agriculture industries and is initiating research into anthropometric applications to the sizing of fall-protection harnesses. The recipient of this award is to: 1) identify the critical measures necessary; 2) develop a research protocol for establishing a sizing system for the design of fall-protection harnesses and conduct a pilot study; 3) compare the anthropometric measurements resulting from traditional measurement to 3-dimensional scanning; and 4) develop a theory to formulate an anthropometric guide. (CBD 04/06/99)
    Deadline:  5/12/99

    14-12 Susan Harwood Training Grant Program (DOL)

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will award funds to conduct safety and health training and education in the workplace. The program this year targets training in safety and health programs in construction; in health services; and for preventing amputations in manufacturing. Funds may be spent on: conducting training; conducting other activities that reach and inform workers and employers about occupational safety and health hazards and hazard abatement; developing educational materials for use in the training. (FR 04/06/99)
    Deadline:  5/28/99

    14-13 Biological Databases and Informatics (NSF)

    The mission of the Biological Databases and Informatics Program is to encourage support of new approaches to the management of biological knowledge that render the collection, maintenance, dissemination and query of the data and information therein of greater utility to the scientific community. The terms ``database development'' and ``biological informatics activities'' describe a range of activities along a continuum, from formative, theoretical development of new algorithms, data structures and tools specific to the management of biological information to the development and utilization of established resources needed by whole communities of biological researchers. The emphasis of the BDI program is reflected in this continuum. (NSF 99-91)
    Deadline:  7/12/99

    14-14 Wildlife Research Fellowships (WCS)

    The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) offers small grants to field research projects leading directly to the conservation of threatened wildlife and wildlife habitat. RFP applications must demonstration strong scientific merit as well as direct relevance to wildlife conservation. The RFP will support field work on a wide spectrum of wildlife species, habitats, and conservation issues.
    Deadline:  6/1/99, 10/1/99

    14-15 Pathogenesis and Therapy of the Muscular Dystrophies (NIH)

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) encourage investigator-initiated research grant applications to study the pathogenesis and therapy of the various forms of muscular dystrophy in children and adults. Responses to this program announcement may include studies in appropriate animal models or preclinical or clinical studies in patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSH), limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), myotonic dystrophy, congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD), Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EMD), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), or other forms of muscular dystrophy. PA-98-044 (NIHG 03/20/98)
    Deadline:  6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00

    14-16 Research on Microbial Biofilms (NIH)

    Several Institutes of NIH invite research grant applications to conduct studies on microbial biofilms leading to improved strategies to diagnose, prevent and treat biofilm-associated infectious diseases. Collaborative projects, both domestic and international, that bring together investigators in diverse scientific disciplines studying biofilms, including microbiology, immunology (including mucosal immunology), biochemistry, clinical medicine, pathology, bioengineering, material science, imaging technology, and mathematical modeling are encouraged. PA-98-070 (NIHG 05/14/98)
    Deadline:  6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00

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    Social Sciences

    14-17 Safe Start Grants (DOJ)

    The Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention offers a new Safe Start initiative to prevent and reduce the impact of family and community violence on young children. The Safe Start program seeks to develop a holistic approach to preventing and reducing the effects of exposure to violence--especially on children under six--by improving access to critical services. Partnerships that include early childhood education and development; health; mental health; family support and strengthening; domestic violence; sustance abuse prevention and treatment; and child welfare should be formed. (FR 04/05/99)
    Deadline:  6/14/99

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